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5 weeks down, 14 to go!  Well, 15 technically, as Yahoo smartly defaults to have the All-Star Break worked into a two-week matchup.  So 5 outta 20 means we’re 25% through the fantasy regular season!  But if that sounds like it’s going by too fast, remember how boring 1st quarters usually are in the NBA.  It’s not until the 4th or the 1st or 2nd OT (like last night) until things get interesting… That is, unless you own Kevin Love!

Check out how your teams stacked up after week 5 in the 2016-17 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s some notable takeaways from the 5th regular season week across our 23 RCL Leagues:

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Through 4 weeks and halfway through week 5 and we’re still all chasing the powerhouse over at Cronos’s! 28-7-1 is our best RCL record, as the other 10 teams taking on Jay – and Jay himself – need to start banding together to keep this from a runaway. C’mon guys, we need one of you to Pass that Cro – what?! – nos’s of Narnia!

Check out how your teams stacked up after week 4 in the 2016-17 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s some notable takeaways from the 4th regular season week across our 23 RCL Leagues:

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Want to hear something crazy? We’re 3.5 weeks in, and that’s about 17.5% of the fantasy regular season! In terms like that, sound the panic alarms! My crappy teams are toast!

As I mentioned on the Pod this morning, I have some RCL anger this week. Too much Goose. Goose on the loose! Ugh. But there’s still like, 82.5% of the season left, so everyone going against Goose can turn it around!

Check out how your teams stacked up after week 3 in the 2016-17 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s some notable takeaways from the 3rd regular season week across our 23 RCL Leagues:

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Week two has wrapped, week 3 is halfway home, and the RCL picture is starting to be drawn!  Welllll, that’s not exactly true at all.  We’re still barely scratching the surface on the NBA season!  So have no fear if you started slow, add some upside guys off the wire, and turn this baby around!  I already have a team or two that needs a full 180!

Check out how your teams stacked up after week 2 in the 2016-17 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s some notable takeaways from the 2nd regular season week across our 23 RCL Leagues:

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The REL season is back!  And I’m still as lazy as Brad Pitt in True Romance with paying off my YouTube bet to Nick is Razzy!  Nick, it’s coming my man!  It’s on the docket!  I have my food contest all picked out and everything…

With the season kicked off, we’re now 1.5 weeks in for our run at Hall of Fame immortality.  If you started rough, one week certainly doesn’t sink your chances at glory, and the first week of the season wasn’t even quite a full week of action…  So if you started with an L, keep your head high, and Keep Pounding!  Oh wait, that’s my real-life football team…

Check out how your teams stacked up after week 1 in the 2016-17 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s some notable takeaways from the 1st regular season week across our 23 RCL Leagues:

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rcl-basketball-logoCongratulations to Nick is Razzy! Our RCL Overlord! Your name will forever live in infamy in the RCL Hall of Fame!

Now before we all bow down to Mr. Razzy, Nick, you 100% owe me for this honor. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! As I mentioned in the regular season wrap, in the JB’s surprise RCL league, I put all my eggs into the streaming against Heat Apologist basket in the final regular season week, winning 7-2 and bringing Heat Apologist down from #1 to #4 in the overall standings. Apologist would go on to win the league, so he would’ve been the champ! Alas, my altruism to the field resulted in Nick is Razzy – the #2 overall seed – winning the overall title after picking up the championship in Khang’s RCL.

As promised in the RCL Signup post, Nick is Razzy picks up a $50 Amazon gift card, plus a JB shaming video (previous shaming videos for the 2013-14 RCL winner and 2014-15 RCL winner)! So hit me up at [email protected] and we’ll find a volume eating challenge that will almost certainly have me yack somewhere near where I live. This should be fun! Heat Apologist doesn’t go home empty handed at least, getting a $20 gift card. And well, I know you Heat Apologist, so I’ll get up with ya.

You can check out how your teams stacked up in our final 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table which is now finalized with league champions in bold/yellow highlight, and here’s how things wrapped up across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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rcl-basketball-logoRCL Playoffs, baby!  Slim and I have mentioned several times on the Pod that the RCL difficulty level is sky high.  Slim had an easier time in a $250 league than the RCLs!  And we’re not saying this just to pump up your egos, Razzball Nation bee smawrt!

In our final regular season week, boy did I get a chance to play spoiler!  I faced off against #1 overall RCL team Heat Apologist in the JB’s surprise RCL, and you’re welcome alligno, Nick is Razzy, Smokin’ Fine Cubans and Big-O-Miller!  Shocked Mr. Apologist with a 6-2-1 victory bringing him down to tied-4th overall.  Of course all playoff teams are still alive in the quest for the overall RCL title, as the crown goes to the team that won their fantasy playoffs and had the best regular season record amongst the winners.  Best of luck to everyone in the playoffs, and my 4 RCL playoff teams hope to do some more spoilin’ these next 3 weeks!

Check out how your teams stacked up through the final week of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table which is now finalized, and here’s how the action went down in the nineteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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With the All-Star Break behind us, the home stretch of the NBA season is official underway. As general mangers adjusted their rosters for a final playoff push, fantasy owners are adjusting as well to put themselves in the best position for the most important part of the season.

Likewise, appearances on the RCL Update are more important than ever, so let’s give a little credit to all the teams that have consistently performed well throughout the year.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 16 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the sixteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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With about 30 games left in the NBA regular season, there’s no time to waste, so let’s get down to business.

At this point in the year, the playoff order has been determined. For the bottom feeders, it’s time to play the roll of spoiler and shake up the standings. For the fringe contenders, stay as active as ever on the waiver wire and find that one move to put you over the top. And for the league leaders, just keep praying that your best players don’t get hurt.

The playoffs are rapidly approaching, so don’t be afraid to finally pull the trigger on any impending trade offers. Put yourself in the best position to win, and you may find yourself featured on the next RCL Update.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 15 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the fifteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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As the east coast got hammered with a record snow fall, all I can say is thank goodness for fantasy basketball.

Between the hours of shoveling and cabin fever, having a simple hobby like fantasy basketball provides a distraction from my losing battle with Mother Nature.

While I might not be lucky enough to win my matchups even with the extra preparation time, at least I had something to keep me entertained.

At the end of the day, win or lose, that’s the real reason we all play. Fantasy basketball is fun, and even small victories, such as correctly streaming a breakout player, validate a season’s worth of decision.

For those top tier teams, winning is definitely fun.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 13 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the thirteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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